Social Good

Cuipo is Saving the Rainforest, One Square Meter at a Time

By | Dec 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Years ago in Solana Beach, there was a lot to be developed, and the community was against it. Thomas Murray had an idea to micro-parcel the four acres and sell it to citizens to be donated back to the state for preservation. As brilliant…

Business

ForwardMetrics to Provide Instant Salesforce Data Access

By | Nov 8, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Today ForwardMetrics is rolling out a software update to their FM Navigator client that will provide their users with instant access to Salesforce data. This update follows in the wake of ForwardMetrics’ recent $1 million in private funding. Leveraging quick access to your Salesforce…

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Business

ForwardMetrics Scores $1 Million in Private Funding

By | Jul 30, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The team at ForwardMetrics recently acquired $1 million in private donations, bringing their grand total of startup funding to $1.75 million. The additional money will ensure improvements and innovations across the company’s collaborations, communications, and performance. To better support the fast-growing customer base, ForwardMetrics is planning…

Events

Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase Recap

By | Jul 1, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Analog Bar, in the historic Gaslamp District, played host to Tech Cocktail’s San Diego Mixer & Startup Showcase last Thursday. The San Diego tech scene donned their West Coast business attire – aka jeans and button downs – and got together for a great night…

Startups & Apps

Get Hired: A User’s Guide to thePortfolium

By | Jun 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

It’s okay, fella. Everyone’s feeling down nowadays. Game of Thrones is done for the season, Baby Yeezus was just born, and high school students are running free and ruining our summer days again. Breathe. I may have some news that will cheer you up! Your potato…

Social Media

Blurtopia Sparks Passionate Conversation on its Social Media Platform

By | Jun 18, 2013 at 11:00 am

What is our purpose in life? Are there inherent flaws with bipartisan politics? What shoes go well with this killer outfit I want to buy? These are life’s burning questions – well not the last one so much – and the Internet never fails…

Entertainment

Locbit: When Passion for Building Leads to Innovation

By | Jun 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Quick grammar lesson: what is the difference between “doing well” and “doing good”? For my purposes, I’ll assume that you subscribe to the view of grammar that equates “doing well” with “doing fine,” and interprets “doing good” as “doing good [acts/deeds/works].” I know – grammar, ugh,…

Social Media

Babblr Brings New Life to Tumblr With Instant Messaging Platform

By | Jun 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Did anybody else use AOL Instant Messenger religiously? I remember all the cool features from the glory days: the sound of that door as it opened and closed, annoying jingles, designing the perfect profile, creative away messages, and horrific text color schemes that no…

Productivity

Implement Your Business’s Strategic Plan with ForwardMetrics

By | Jun 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm

A business’s strategic plan does more than lay out missions, values, and strategies; it provides a definition. It defines where you are and where you want to be over the next few years, and that definition focuses energy, time, and resources towards that goal….

Who is San Diego’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

By | Jun 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Welp – the word is out.  Tech Cocktail has been touring the country all year uncovering the hottest startups in more than 20 cities.  The winners in each city go onto go onto the next round for the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our…

Business

GoFundMe Announces Purchase of Crowdfunding.com

By | Jun 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

GoFundMe, a popular San Diego-based personal crowdfunding website, announced the purchase of Crowdfunding.com for $175,000 on June 4th. GoFundMe co-founder and CEO Brad Damphousse confirmed the domain purchase from Australian Internet entrepreneur, Mat Walker, and officially closed the deal on May 18, 2013. Traditionally,…

B2B

What’s Wrong with Websites Today?

By | Apr 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

When you think about it, many websites are just glorified books – with some fancy design and a few videos thrown in. There’s the table of contents, the navigation menu on the top or left or bottom with a whole long list of stuff….

iPhone

ScoreStream’s iPhone App Delivers Local High School and Club Sports Score Updates

By | Sep 24, 2012 at 12:35 am

Running late to your kid’s high school football game?  It’s okay, your spouse got there early to secure a pair of seats at the 50-yard-line.  And if you downloaded ScoreStream, you can keep up with the game play-by-play, so you barely miss a beat….

Education

Nulu: A Fresh Take on Learning Languages

By | Sep 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

When we last covered San Diego startup Nulu, the application was pre-launch, and the team was readying to revolutionize foreign language instruction. Today, Nulu has been incorporated into the curriculum of well over one hundred universities, closed a seed funding round, got accepted into the…

Health

Get Your Personal Allergy Forecast on the Good Days App

By | Sep 14, 2012 at 9:00 am

Weather.com may have its pollen forecast, but what about your personal allergy forecast? Your good days – and bad days – might not be the same as everyone else’s. The Good Days app, in beta for iPhone and Android, tracks not just pollen but…

Gear & Gadgets

Buy SOLO Eyewear Bamboo Sunglasses and Help People in Need

By | Sep 12, 2012 at 11:00 am

It’s easy to take our sight for granted; in fact, many people probably take their expensive, designer sunglasses for granted. But the team at SOLO Eyewear doesn’t. When they realized how many people suffered from preventable blindness, they set out to help. Their solution…

Social Good

DonationMatch Helps Charities Get Donations from Companies

By | Sep 11, 2012 at 1:00 pm

If companies want to donate to charity, their traditional options are limited: post a form on their website for donation requests, or maybe visit a local nonprofit. But a few services online are starting to connect them to nonprofits directly. Auction Frogs connects businesses…

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